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AKU Shaper v2.2.8 released about 1 month ago

Summary

This version improves interface usability, designer control over the machine an important bug fixes.

Changelog

  • Enabled tabbing through fields in Machine Parameters Panel and Board Info panel.
  • Expanded allowed strut height range
  • Moved controller, machine length fields to machine settings column.
  • Modified [Make File] button actions to:
    • notify user that a board must be open if it's not, and then stops.
    • validates parameters, notifies user of problems and stops if there are any.
    • if parameters are valid
      • copies these into the current board file
      • writes the machine file.

  • Expanded range of stringer double cut depth to 40 mm (was 20 mm)
  • Changed bad strut position warning message: changed special feature code values for MSS import/export and Preferences import/export.
  • Added warning message if an Aku controller and board struts are not exactly height
  • Changed bad strut dialog text. Added 'overwrite' confirmation prompt when saving to an MSS that already exists.
  • Removed 'n' from 'Make File' confirmation message
  • Improved error handling when strut location is not under blank.
  • [use MSS] button now also applies MSS values to currently open board
  • Changed default angel wing angle from and def. angel wing distance.
  • Changed default machine length from 0 to 300
  • Added angel wing tooltips to the labels as well as the text fields.
  • Decreased minimum allowed angel wing angle to 25 degrees
  • "Save As" file dialog now shows files in directory
  • Synchronized machine length with displayed GUI value
  • Improved clarity of in-app support text
  • Improved installation process with faster download and automatic 32/64-bit java detection.

    Bug Fixes

  • Some board files in windows explorer would not lunch AKUshaper on double click.
  • Some board files in windows explorer did not have the bird icon.
  • Problem reporting either hung or failed.
  • Removed message notifying users of new machines that large top rail angles no longer set bottom rail cuts to zero. For old machine users, disabled action setting bot. rail cuts to zero, and it's user warning message
  • Corrected tail stop positioning
  • Corrected condition that caused filenames to be truncated

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AKU Shaper v2.2.7 released 3 months ago

Summary

This version adds the ability to slide the board back and forth in the bay. You can zoom in as if you had your nose right to the board and move from nose to tail. If you slide the board into the wall you get a great cross section view.

Changelog

  • Enhanced the 3D Bay to slide the board horizontally. This offers the shaper the experience of seeing the board at eye level as it changes from nose to tail. Use the 'a' and 'd' keys for keyboard use or the sliding dial.
  • OBJ file format export for heavyweight subscribers. (File -> Export)
  • Adopted Mac App Store entitlements. Soon the app and updates will be published automatically through the Mac App Store.
  • New PDF printout for full sized printing for upandcomer and above subscribers. (File -> Export)
  • Shortcut keys for selecting panels (mouse over for tooltip)
  • More detailed information for bug reporting and feature requests
  • Preserves selected panel when a non-BRX board is loaded after a BRX board was displayed
  • Removed non-relevant hide/show options
  • Changed default support directory on Mac to conform to Apple standards
  • Updated for Mac App store embedding Java 7 JRE
  • Bug fixes:
    • Improvements to speed of Board Manager (File -> Board Manager)
    • Save_and_Reload preserves current slice
    • Improved double-click open reliability
    • Adding new slice in ft-decimal reflects accurate units
    • Erroneous BRX board length change corrected
    • Fixed length and thickness dialog ‘OK’ and ‘Cancel’ bug
    • Fixed MSS saving bug

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AKU Shaper v2.2.3 released almost 2 years ago

Summary

Fixed the bottom rail angle is seen on rare boards that have a super concave at the bottom stringer. Very rare issue that is almost never seen because it's specific to a rare type of design.

Changelog

Fixed the bottom rail start issue with boards with lots of concave, especially near the stringer.

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AKU Shaper v2.2.2 released almost 2 years ago

Summary

This release fixes an issue where the bay would freeze with certain boards, and also includes a number of general fixes. See the changelog for the full list.

We've been seeing a lot of busted boards recently -- if you've been having issues with the bay please see the page below for general design advice and things to watch for:

http://www.akushaper.com/help/fixing-busted-boards

Changelog

  • Added password reset button to login prompt.
  • Added link to youtube tutorials page to login prompt and help menu.
  • Fixed issue causing bay to freeze up with certain boards. Now includes warning with link to help page.
  • Fixed issue with using periods in filenames.
  • Fixed red font issue in pdfs.
  • Fixed issue with extra Z resetting to -1 in machine parameters panel.

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AKU Shaper v2.2.1 released almost 2 years ago

Summary

Fixes width scaling issue introduced in 2.2.0 and a major freezing issue. See 2.2.0 for a full description of recent changes.

Changelog

  • Fixed width scaling issue.
  • Fixed freezing issue when loading a blank on a board with bad points.

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AKU Shaper v2.2.0 released almost 2 years ago

Known Issues

The following issues have been found and are being fixed in the next release:

  • Width isn't updating when scaled

Summary

The latest release of Aku Shaper includes support for reading .s3dx files, a new rail editing feature, and a number of little fixes. Lots to enjoy in this one. See the changelog for more details and links to video overviews.

Big props out to Thomas at Shape3d and Francisco Flores for all their help on this one.

Changelog

  • Added ability to open .s3dx files. Please upgrade to Shape3d X 9.0.7.1 if you're using an older version.
  • Added new rail editing feature. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q77UUhDZUTE. More to come on this one.
  • Added ability to see the lower rail line in the bay. Toggled on and off using the spacebar just like all the other curves.
  • Changed open and save dirs to be remembered separately (per Biolos).
  • Changed slice constraints. First tangent can now be used to easily create double concaves.
  • Changed zoom increments in bay to be much finer using the keyboard shortcuts.
  • Fixed point drawing to always draw blue points on top of the red and yellow ones
  • Fixed point selection to always select blue point first
  • Fixed issue with dead points causing the bay to crash and added a new autocollapse feature. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRgdK-_-LSo
  • Fixed multiple toolpath issues related to specific tail shapes and bottom transitions

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AKU Shaper v2.1.4 released about 2 years ago

Summary

Couple small bug fixes and a new slice template feature to help when adding new slices. We're hoping to add proper slice interpolation soon but this should help in the meantime. When you're happy with the new slice just save and reload to get rid of the slice templates.

Changelog

  • Added slice templates for new slices
  • Show original board settings now preserved across boards and restarts
  • Fixed annoying MSS popup warnings
  • Fixed stale dimensions panel issue when opening BRX files

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AKU Shaper v2.1.3 released about 2 years ago

Summary

The first round of license expirations are hitting and confusing a lot of customers. This release handles "stale" licenses more gracefully and prompts for license to be refreshed.

If you're wondering why the license needs to be refreshed here's the deal:

All licenses are only good for one month (max) at a time. They need to be refreshed each month to pick up the extended expiration (assuming subscription is in good standing) and any new features we've added. If you're on a free trial, you'll automatically pick up the next month.

Changelog

  • Gracefully handle stale licenses

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AKU Shaper v2.1.2 released about 2 years ago

Summary

Fixes issue for Mac users when opening files from Finder.

Changelog

Mac Users

  • Fixes bug when double clicking to open from Finder

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AKU Shaper v2.1.1 released about 2 years ago

Summary

Mac Users

BRX files now use a red bird for the file icon. Makes it way easier to identify brx from brd. OS X caches these things so you'll need to restart your computer to pick up the changes.

Windows Users

Looking into how we can do the same for you. Not so simple with the way the exe is built.

Thanks

You owe Chilli a beer for this one!

Changelog

Mac Users

  • Added red bird icon for .brx files

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AKU Shaper 1.0 / jnlp Limited Support

Summary

A number of recent Java updates have done their best to destroy this release. We put a lot of time into AKU Shaper 2.0 addressing the issues and adding a number of improvements.

We'll try to keep this version running as long as possible but we are no longer actively supporting it. If you're running into problems, try downgrading to Java 6.

Please subscribe to the new version instead to make sure you always have access to the latest improvements.

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